BOAA: Best On-Campus Bar: Ashley's
Squeezed between a liquor store and a record shop, and shoved underneath a yoga studio, is Ashley’s: A hole-in-the-wall bar on State Street and a staple to the University’s campus. Ashley’s cozy cabin vibes –– an array of empty bottles atop the wooden rafters and engravings of names and doodles carved into the tables –– creates the perfect atmosphere to grab a beer, a bourbon or buffalo wings with friends. Just a few steps from the diag, Ashley’s is the tiny gem that should be celebrated for its welcoming energy and diverse selection.
Ashley’s drink and food selection crafts a menu that anyone can enjoy. The bar keeps its customers on their toes, awaiting the next new thing to come on the menu like seasonal cocktails, daily specials and a unique collection of whiskey. Popularly known for their grandiose and international multi-tap beer, Ashey’s has almost anything and everything, ranging from sweet dark lagers to sour pale ales.
Whether it’s a Saturday to watch the big game or a Monday afternoon to get some work done, Ashley’s kind staff and rotating draught beers greets you with open arms. Written on the glasses is their motto: "Life’s too short to drink cheap beer.” If you’re in Ann Arbor for a while or just for a day, enjoy your time to celebrate “good food, good drinks, and good friends” by making a stop at Ashley’s.